Kenyan gospel artiste Mash Mwana is mourning the death of his father James Mamayo, who passed on at the age of 65.
He died last week at the Shalom Hospital, Athi River from covid-19 related complications and was buried over the weekend. He received a lot of support from fellow artistes in the gospel industry since he announced the death of his father.
The gospel singer said his father died before he could see Mash Mwana's family.
"He was a very strong believer. All the time, Mzee wanted to see me at a good place, settled with a wife; he wanted grandkids. He passed at a time when I hadn't done the things he had wanted me to do. I got hurt. " He told Word Is.
Mash Mwana revealed throughout that week before his father's death, he was going through a lot.
"I was the last person to see him. The last time I went to visit him, I got an accident, I was hit by a boda boda guy. I had to take the boda boda guy to the same hospital, so I had two patients there.
Learning of his death was very painful. I was going through a lot and I had bills to pay." He said
He was left with a Sh500,000 hospital bill, which his friends helped settle.
"It is good to stay well with people. When my dad passed, I called my pastor, my friend Sam, Masterpeice and DK Kwenye Beat since they are my closest friends. They came to the hospital with more friends. They stood with me. I saw God, because I wasn't left with any bill. We settled everything."
Among other celebrities who held Mwana's hand during the tough times were Bahati, Mr Seed, DJ Mo, Teddy B and Jalang'o.